Raffles Institution

National Police Cadet Corps

    The Raffles Institution National Police Cadet Corps (RINPCC) has been offering Rafflesians a holistic leadership and character-building experience since it was inaugurated in 1966, and attained a Sustained Achievement Award for five consecutive Gold Unit Overall Proficiency Awards from 2009 and 2014.

    Our core activities include foot drills, camp craft, and police knowledge. From basic drills like marching in formation, to advanced drills involving batons and rifles, cadets develop discipline and teamwork, and eventually learn to command their own squads. In camp craft, cadets learn to tie knots, pitch tents, and construct field structures, which along with other outdoor and orienteering skills develops confidence and resilience. Cadets also learn about the Singapore Police Force and law enforcement in Singapore with a curriculum that includes topics such as police procedures, crime prevention, crime scene investigation. NPCC also offers cadets the unique experience of firearms training, with .22-calibre revolver shoots in Years 2 and 3, and opportunities to participate in inter-unit shooting competitions. Cadets learn various other skills like first aid and kayaking, and participate in other enrichment and teambuilding activities organised by the unit. They also perform community service as a core part of their curriculum in collaboration with Bishan NPC and other partner organisations.

    Regular training sessions occur at the squad level, where cadets train with peers of similar experience levels to master the knowledge and skills required for promotion to their next rank. Special programmes take place at least once a term, and sporting activities complement the training programme to allow cadets time for recreation and cohesion. Cadets who perform well take on leadership roles in Year 3, and have opportunities to be voted into the Executive Committee, be promoted to the pinnacle rank of Station Inspector, and be nominated for the Best Unit Cadet and SPF-NPCC Award. Cadets can continue to serve RINPCC as trained Cadet Inspectors or volunteer instructors in Years 5-6.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Unit Overall Proficiency Award 2016



    SPF-NPCC Badge Recipients 2017

    Lim Ke Zhi


    Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School NPCC Inter-Unit Competition 2017

    3rd place


    Victoria School NPCC Unlimited Games Day 2017

    Basketball (boys) – 3rd place


    Catholic High School NPCC Inter-Unit Competition 2017

    3rd place


    Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) NPCC Badminton Inter-Unit Games 2017

    3rd place

    Teacher Mentors

    Mr Bryan Tan (OC)

    Mr Zachary Kang (DyOC)

    Mr Desmond Chua

    Mr Lean Guan Hua

    Ms Teo Hsin Fern